Monday, July 23, 2007

Shichida Sem 2: Lesson 3 (2y/o)

PS: Lesson 2 was attended by Daddy as I was attending a seminar that day.

Start all lessons by hugging your child and singing the good afternoon song.

After that, start gathering the energy ball and throw it high into the air and splash on their heads and then brush away the bad things and gather another energy ball, compress it and eat it.

Breathing training:

  1. Find a picture of sail boat and make it such tat the sail can be flipped when blown on.
  2. Ask your child to blow on the sail.
Sight Training
  1. Use a bottle, put in beans and then dress it up like a bird.
  2. Shake it and move the bottle left, right, up, down horizontally or vertically. You can also move around in a zig zag manner just to let his eyes move around. This will work his eye muscles.
  3. When baby is done following, get him to catch the bird or do a high five with it.
Exploring Under The Sea
  1. Paste pictures of all the sea animals all over the room.
  2. Make a goggle with a blue transparency over the eye area and ask your child to explore under the sea.
  3. Point out the various sea creatures to them as they explore.
Right brain: Who is swimming underneath the water?
  1. Show your child a picture of a sea with a head bobbing up.
  2. Hide and animal inside and ask your child to guess whether the octopus or the shark is the one hiding underneath the water

Language Training:
  1. Let him hear a story being told in the past in another language.

Language Training- The Animals:
  1. Show pictures of animals and name them in Chinese.
  2. Now show the same animals and name them in French.

Sing a song/Tell a story:
  1. Sing at normal speed
  2. Sing at half the speed (to help them remember)

Flash Cards:
  1. Prepare a series of flashcards with a theme. Eg, vehicles, fruits, foods, numbers, alphabets, how to prepare certain foods, comparisons, money, numbers.
  2. You may include flashcards of pictures with their word representatives after the picture. It is important to expose your child to an image first because it helps them remember faster.
  3. Flash them quickly at your child. Show each picture only for two seconds and read out what it is as you flash it. You do not have to worry about getting tongue tied.
  4. Repeat and flash the pictures and read out again.

NOTE: You can do so also for different airlines, different expressions, diff body parts, adjectives, over, under, prepositions, dictionary words, etc.. etc

  1. Give your child a picture and punch 5 holes inside.
  2. Then give them a thread with a knot at the back and ask them to thread in and out of the hole so as to create a pentagon
Button on the flowers
  1. Give your child a felt cloth picture full of flowers.
  2. The petals can all be removed by unbuttoning them out.
  3. Ask your child to unbutton them and button them back as they count the flowers

Memory- Which picture did we see?
  1. Show a picture for 30 seconds.
  2. Show the child two similar pictures and ask them to pick, which picture did we see.
Memory- which fish?
  1. Show a picture of a fish with three different colours on its body.
  2. Now give them three similar fishes in three different colours (but in different order) to see if they remember which was the fish that they had seen.
Memory- Where is the ball?
  1. Show a picture of three balls in diff positions.
  2. Now give them a picture with three boxes and ask your child to put the balls in the right box.
Memory- What did he catch?
  1. Show a picture of a man fishing and the sea creatures that he caught on his line.
  2. Now give them a picture of the man with his fishing line and all the different sea creatures and ask your child to place the sea creatures in the right order on the line
Intuition- Find the bus :
  1. Use two cards of the same size. One is has a picture of a bus and the other one is empty.
  2. Tell your child to use their hand to touch and feel the difference..
  3. Turn the cards over and ask your child to feel it and the bus
  4. Repeat 2-3 times
Big, Medium, Small
  1. Show your child three sizes of cats, aeroplanes and ducks.
  2. Tell them which is big, medium or small.
  3. Give them a template with the shapes of the things in various sizes highlighted and ask your child to put the items in the outlined shape accordingly to the size.
Count the sweets
  1. Show your child a picture with a number on it.
  2. Whatever the number, ask your child to count the sweets and put them into the cup

Linking memory game
  1. The purpose of this game is to help your child improve their memory by linking things up. You can tell a story and link the things up in order. It does not have to be a logical story.
  2. Repeat this story and ask your child to place the pictures in this order.
  3. Now turn the cards around so that the back (which is blank) is facing you and ask your child to pick out the hotel or the crab and see if they can remember where it should be.

  1. Give your child three pictures of dogs and have folds at their mouths.
  2. Put a strawberry into one of the dog's mouth and ask your child to concentrate as you swirl the dogs around slowly.
  3. Now ask them to guess which is the one with the strawberry.

  1. Prepare a practice sheet for your child.
  2. Laminate the practice sheet
  3. Give your child a whiteboard marker (non toxic) and hold their hands to help them write out the numbers on the practice sheet.
  4. Eg, just practice to write the letters A, B, C, D. They can write other stuff on it when they are done.
  5. Draw a star after they are done.
  6. Wipe clean and reuse it again.
Know Your ABC
  1. Put up areas in the room and label them. Eg, the area for letter A is defined by the shape of a large apple, B by a large butterfly, C by a large cloud and D by a large door.
  2. Give your child some small cards with words and pictures on them.
  3. Get them to see what those items are and whether they start with which particular letter.
  4. Get them to paste the right cards in the right areas. Eg, Axe, arm, etc are in the A sector.
Finger Play
Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes
Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes
Eyes and ears and mouth and nose
Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes

Hopping Kangaroo
Sing the song of the hopping kangaroo and get your child to hop around on the floor.

Artwork Homework: Cut and paste
Cut out triangles and design an artwork that you like.

1 comment:

kalicat said...

quite interestinh
although, I am not sure what an energy ball is...